Travel: Prohibited activities - Exception

Travellers may apply to the competent authority for exemptions from the activities prohibited in the travel industry.

In the travel industry, various activities specified in the Industrial Code (GewO) are prohibited. These prohibitions serve to protect consumers and avoid criminal offences. They include, for example:

  • the distribution of poisons and poisonous goods, electromedical equipment, securities,
  • the offering (offering for sale) and the purchase of precious stones, precious metals and alloys containing precious metals (silver jewellery up to a selling price of 40 euros and goods with silver coatings are permitted) or
  • the mediation of loans.

If there is no risk of endangering the general public, public security or public order, exceptions to the restrictions may be allowed.

  • identity card or passport,
  • where applicable, extract from the trade register, register of associations or cooperative register,
  • if applicable, certificate of good conduct / extract from the central trade register,
  • where applicable, craft card,
  • if applicable, proof of fairground liability insurance.
  • § 56 sec. 2 sentence 3 of the Industrial Code (GewO)
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) Subheading 11.7.9 c - VwGebV

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  • § 56 GewO
  • VwGebV

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